See the calendar on the right for the full schedule.

Friday, July 29, 2016

COPS Doctoral Candidate Pens Column Analyzing Clinton and Trump's Convention Speeches

COPS member and Doctoral Candidate David Clementson wrote a column for the journalism website The Conversation comparing the language intensity of Clinton and Trump's contrasting convention speeches.  A must read!  Congrats Dave!

Friday, June 10, 2016

First-Authored Published Research by Current and Former COPS Students

Over the last month, some current and former COPS students have had several peer-reviewed manuscripts published or accepted for publication.

Golnoosh Behrouzian (first author) and Aysenur Dal had their paper "Resisting Censorship: How Citizens Navigate Closed Media Environments" accepted for publication to the International Journal of Communication.  Drawing upon survey data from Turkey, the paper outlines a news theoretical construct based on reactance theory, motivated resistance to censorship, that influences individual's use of alternative online sources of information in censored mass media environments.

COPS Alumnus Elizabeth Stoycheff, now an assistant professor at Wayne State University, has had her first authored paper "Differential Effects of Capital-Enhancing and Recreational Internet Use on Citizens’ Demand for Democracy" published, prior to print, online at Communication Research.  Her paper examines how different forms of Internet use are associated with citizen attitudes about democratization in Russia and Ukraine based upon surveys she conducted as part of her doctoral dissertation in each country.

Stoycheff also recently had a paper first-authored accepted for publication to the International Journal of Public Opinion Research entitled "Priming the Costs of Conflict? Russian Public Opinion about the 2014 Crimean Conflict."  This study employed an online survey experiment with Russian Internet users to examine how different  informational cues interact with Russian nationalism to influence support for the Russian takeover of the Crimean peninsula. 

Congrats to Golnoosh, Aysenur, and Elizabeth!


Behrouzian, G., Nisbet, E.C., Dal, A., Carkoglu, A. (in press) Resisting Censorship: How Citizens Navigate Closed Media Environments. International Journal of Communication

Stoycheff, E., Nisbet, E.C., and Epstein, D. (in press). Differential effects of capital-enhancing and recreational Internet use on citizens' demand for democracy. Communication Research.

Stoycheff, E. & Nisbet, E.C. (in press). Priming the Costs of Conflict? Russian Public Opinion about the 2014 Crimean Conflict. International Journal of Public Opinion Research

Friday, May 20, 2016

COPS Students win Chaffee-McLeod Top Student Paper award from the Communication Theory & Methods (CT&M) division of AEJMC

It is great pleasure that I announce that three of our OSU students: Golnoosh Behrouzian, Aysenur Dal, and Emma Fete were awarded the Chaffee-McLeod Top Student Paper award from the Communication Theory & Methods (CT&M) division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC).  Their co-authored paper submission was entitled "Defying censorship: A framework for reactance and learning in the face of media control."

They will receive their award at the 2016 annual meeting of AEJMC in August. Congrats on a job well done!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Neo accepts Assistant Professor position at Hawaii

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my former advisee, Rachel Neo, has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Rachel plans to continue her work on online bandwagon effects. She will also expand her research program to include cross-national comparative work on how digital media influence political expression and public engagement.

Friday, April 01, 2016

COPS Alumnus Elizabeth Stoycheff research about online surveillance is highlighted by Washtingon Post and international media

ElizabethDr. Elizabeth Stoycheff, assistant professor at Wayne State University and OSU COPS alumnus, recently published "Under Surveillance: Examining Facebook's Spiral of Silence Effects in the Wake of NSA Internet Monitoring" in the peer-reviewed journal Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.  Her article is getting a great deal of media coverage, including a write-up in the Washington Post, Think Progress, and others.

Congrats Elizabeth!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Clementson Research Gets Play at Home and Abroad

Picture for clementson.3COPS member David Clementson's forthcoming research (this fall) in Presidential Studies Quarterly on candidate communication styles is getting a lot of attention in U.S. and international media through its application to the current presidential race. After an interview of David in Pacific Standard was shared by each of the three major communication associations (ICA, NCA, and AEJMC), the story has been picked up by the Huffington Post as well as The Daily Mail.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Thursday talk in Political Science

Dear Colleagues,

Please join us this Thursday for our next Workshop in American Politics speaker, J. Eric Oliver from the University of Chicago. Prof. Oliver will be giving a talk titled “Enchanted America: How Intuitions Shape Public Opinion.” Chapter 5 from a book of the same title is attached.

The talk will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Spencer Room, with a graduate student meeting at the same place 2:30 to 3 p.m.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pearson & Kosicki publish paper in Journalism Studies

How Way-Finding is Challenging Gatekeeping in the Digital AgeCongratulations to George Pearson and Jerry Kosicki for their paper -- now available online -- "How way-Finding is Challenging Gatekeeping in the Digital Age" in Journalism Studies. The paper "re-evaluates the relevance of the gatekeeping framework in the twenty-first century, arguing that in an age of digital journalism the gatekeeping metaphor has begun to restrict our study of journalism."